7.0 out of 10

Flat Rock

42.0892934279468 -83.2749999969112
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Flat Rock - Centrally Located for Plenty of Employment Opportunities"

Flat Rock gets overlooked a lot for some reason. Although it is considered "down river" by the locals, it doesn’t see the crime rate sister cities, such as Taylor experiences. Although you may have to drive a ways to get to a nice club, museum or sporting event, you are also in a prime location between Monroe, Detroit and all the suburbs in between. If you are looking for a rural environment without being too far away from the amenities of the city, Flat Rock is a good choice.

It should be noted that just because Flat Rock is away from the hustle and bustle, does not mean that it’s void of traffic. This city is where you will find AutoAlliance International, a plant co-owned by Ford and Mazda. Therefore, you have a ton of workers coming from the north and south every day. If you happen to be a server or a bartender, you can make a decent living in this city as restaurants, pubs and bars get packed during breaks and after shifts.

There are less than 9,000 residents with around 95 percent Caucasian. The majority of the city is married and a high percentage of couples have children. The school district is relatively small so students certainly get their share of attention, and there are plenty of places for outdoor activity at the Flat Rock Baseball Complex and the local skating rink.

The one bad thing that Flat Rock is well-known for though is tornadoes. While cities all around are experiencing storms and high winds, Flat Rock sees more tornadoes than anywhere else in Michigan!
  • Centrally located
  • Great for families
  • Can get cluttered with traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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